Chapter 133 : Early Guests

 

「ーー!?」(Mark)

I suddenly felt something caught on my radar and woke up.

Apparently, I succeeded in maintaining my sensing magic while sleeping.

「Ara, you notice them too? Looks like you have mastered this technique.」(Celine)

I turned my face toward the source of the voice and saw Celine’s face which wasn’t even ten centimeters away from mine.

「Uwaa! …Geez, Celine, you scared me.」(Mark)

「That’s so ruuude! Fufu.」(Celine)

「Ahaha… Good morning. Anyway, can you please release me already?」(Mark)

I just realized that Celine was hugging me. Looks like she has been hugging me all night.

Her body feels so warm and soft. If she is hugging me any longer, I may fall asleep again.

「That’s too bad~ But we have to wake up anyway…」(Celine)

Saying that, Celine released me, and then we raised our upper body.

「There’s somethingーーNo, people approaching us.」(Mark)

「It looks like there are three of them.」(Celine)

I only knew that there were a few people approaching us from afar, but Celine could even figure out their numbers.

Looks like I still have to train more.

「What should we do?」(Mark)

「Hmm… They’re coming from the direction of the mining town which is our destination, so they may know something about that place. I’m sure they will notice this dome house and get closer, so let’s wait for them outside.」(Celine)

「Alright.」(Mark)

「You can go first. I will come after waking these two up.」(Celine)

「No, if it’s just waking them up, I’ll do it.」(Mark)

When I offered my help, Celine flicked my forehead with her finger.

「You may usually wake Nicola-chan up every day, but I don’t think Delica-chan wants you to wake her up.」(Celine)

「Ahh…」(Mark)

She may be right… I need to learn more about girls’ feelings…

「Alright then, I’ll wash my face outside and fill the bucket for Delica.」(Mark)

After saying so, I went outside by myself.

The surroundings are a bit foggy, and the sun has just begun to rise. Looks like we woke up a little earlier than the scheduled time.

I washed my face with water magic, filled the bucket, moved my body around and took a deep breath to get rid of the drowsiness.

The smell of the forest reminded me of Celine’s odor last night. It made me somewhat embarrassed.

After waiting for a while, Nicola, Delica and Celine came out of the dome house.

By the way, Nicola has changed from her pajamas into her traveling clothes.

「Good morning.」(Mark)

「Onii-chan, good morning~」(Nicola)

「Good morning, Mark.」(Delica)

「Here. I filled it for you.」(Mark)

「Thank you.」(Delica)

I handed Delica the bucket that I had filled with water. She then quickly washed her face and went to take care of the horse.

It looks like she has already heard about “our guests” from Celine.

Celine is now in the toilet, so there is only Nicola and I in front of the dome house.

「Did you enjoy my boobs last night, sir?」(Nicola)

「They are Celine’s!」(Mark)

Nicola stared at me with an annoyed face.

「Joke aside, Onii-chan, there will be a group of dudes who usually laugh “Gehehe”, so be careful.」(Nicola)

「Gehehe…? Ughh… Don’t tell me, they are…」(Mark)

「Most likely. Hahh… They’re really dedicated to their job for coming this early in the morning, aren’t they? In a negative way, of course.」(Nicola)

Apparently, Nicola is in a bad mood.

Her perception ability is more superior than Celine’s and my sensing magic, so she knows that the people who are approaching us are not good people.

 

***

 

After we waited for a while in front of the dome house, a group of three men appeared. One was a bearded old man and two others were young men.

「Uwahh… Looks like they’re not good people as I expected…」(Celine)

Celine facepalmed and murmured as she saw those men.

The men were wearing fur vests and dirty clothes that might not have been washed for ages, and they also had rugged swords on their waists.

To be blunt, they looked like bandits.

The men stopped as soon as they noticed us, whispered to each other and approached us while grinning.

They then started talking to us across the fence that I made last night.

「Hey, Miss, do you know what this building is? Was it here from the beginning?」(man A)

「Who knows? We found this building last night, so we gratefully used it to spend the night.」(Celine)

「Is that so? By the way, what are you doing here with those children? If you are in the middle of a trip, we can escort you if you want.」(man A)

As he offered an escort, the beardy old man smirked at Celine.

Celine ignored what he said and asked.

「We want to go to the mining town near Sadola Mine. Do you guys know anything about that place?」(Celine)

「Sadola? Hah! You better change your mind.」(man A)

「What do you mean?」(Celine)

「A dangerous monster appeared in the mine a little while ago, so no one can mine since then. The people there were trying to do something about it, but I don’t think it’s possible. Well, if you still want to go, we can take you there.」(man A)

He is strangely familiar with the situation. I guess they originally came from that mining town.

The old man offered their escort again, but Celine ignored and murmured to herself.

「I see… The request is to find out what is going on in that town, so I wonder if we can just go home now….. No… I don’t think Liza will be satisfied with this kind of report… Hahh… Looks like we still have to go after all…」(Celine)

「Oi, are you listening!? Stop ignoring me!」(man A)

The old man stomped his foot on the ground and yelled at Celine.

「Ara, you are still there. Thank you for the information. You can go now.」(Celine)

Now that she had nothing to do with the men, Celine made a “shoo shoo” gesture as if she was chasing a stray cat away.

The old man then leaned toward the fence and stared at Celine with an angry face.

「Don’t screw with me! I’m not done yet!」(man A)

「What do you want? An information fee? Well, information is not free after all. Is one gold coin enough?」(Celine)

「One gold coin!? Are you sure!? ーーI, I mean… No, that’s not enough!」(man A)

「Hee… How much do you want then?」(Celine)

After Celine asked that, the old man stared at Celine’s chest and legs with a perverted face.

「Let’s see… You have to pay with all the money you have! And of course~ You also have to pay with your body~ Guhehehe!」(man A)

Uwahh… He really laughs “Gehehe” like Nicola said… What a disgusting old man…

Looks like it’s time for me to teach some bad adults a lesson…

 

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